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CRIA Strategic Planning

Under the Middles States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) Excellence by Design standards, the Board of Directors and the Admin Team are leading a review and extension of the CRIA Strategic Plan for the 2018-2025 period. We very much look forward to input from all school community stakeholders, including students, parents, faculty, admin staff and school leadership.

As we review, we warmly invite you to review our Strategic Plan goals from the 2014-2017 period below.

CRIA is fully accredited for the Pre-K to Grade 12 program, and the only school in Guanacaste that is US accredited.

The strategic plan is in keeping with our mission as a college preparatory school that inspires a passion for learning and develops responsible leaders for the future. The Plan should also help us to achieve our vision of becoming a world class school with high expectations, high performance and accountability.


BACKGROUND:

CRIA measurable outcomes have been revised to reflect new benchmarks for student outcomes, aligned to best practices recommended in the MAP Island Institute Professional Development Workshop held in Miami Sept. 25-26 2015, attended by CRIA administrator.  CRIA has also revised college preparatory targets for grades 11 and 12 to measure student outcomes using the ACT test, rather than SAT tests.  This change is implemented with input from The College Counselors Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), the ACT/SAT consultants hired to guide our students/parents in college preparatory testing in the 2015-16 school year.  New baseline data has been achieved for the School’s revised Measurable Student Outcomes herein.

 

Measurable Student Outcomes 

By the year 2022, CRIA will inspire a passion for learning

and students will achieve academic excellence as measured by:

  1. Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing for Grade 1 to Grade 8, administered bi-annually in September and May:

1.1       Mathematics

    1. 75% of students in Grade 1 to Grade 8 achieve at least a score of ‘proficient’ within the NWEA Linking Standards by the May test date.
    2. 35% of students in Grade 1 to Grade 8 achieve at a score of ‘advanced’ within the NWEA Linking Standards by the May MAP test date.

Baseline Data:  Spring 2016

62% of students Grade 1 to Grade 8 achieve at least a score of ‘proficient’

34% of students Grade 1 to Grade 8 achieve at a score of ‘advanced’

 1.2       Reading

    1. 75% of students in Grade 1 to Grade 8 achieve at least a score of ‘proficient’ within the NWEA Linking Standards by the May test date.
    2. 35% of students in Grade 1 to Grade 8 achieve at a score of ‘advanced’ within the NWEA Linking Standards by the May MAP test date.

Baseline Data:  Spring 2016

69% of students Grade 1 to Grade 8 achieve at least a score of ‘proficient’

32% of students Grade 1 to Grade 8 achieve at a score of ‘advanced’

1.3       Language Usage

    1. 75% of students in Grade 1 to Grade 8 achieve at least a score of ‘proficient’ within the NWEA Linking Standards by the May test date.
    2. 35% of students in Grade 1 to Grade 8 achieve at a score of ‘advanced’ within the NWEA Linking Standards by the May MAP test date.

Baseline Data: Spring 2016

69% of students Grade 1 to Grade 8 achieve at least a score of ‘proficient’

32% of students Grade 1 to Grade 8 achieve at a score of ‘advanced’

 

  1. PSAT testing for grades 9-11, administered annually in October:
    1. 60% of English proficient students taking the PSAT score above the national norms

Baseline Data:  October 2016

43% of Grade 9 students score above mean score of 934

46% of Grade 10 students score above mean score of 938

79% of Grade 11 students score above mean score of 1019

 

  1. AP Exams administered annually in May:
    1. 60% of graduates take at least one AP exams in High School Years (10-12);
    2. 50% of graduates successfully complete two or more AP exams in High School Years
    3. 25% of graduates score 3 or above on AP exams

Baseline Data:  Class of 2016

66% of graduating students take at least one AP exam

33% of students successfully complete two or more AP exams

66% of students score 3 or above on AP exams

 

  1. Attainment of percentage scores on the following survey statements related to Student Aspirations (below statements included within the revised parent and student surveys starting in 2015):
    1. ‘I am a positive role model for other students’ to a score of 90% by 2022
    2. ‘Teachers value my opinions’ to a score of 90% by 2022
    3. ‘My classes help me understand what is happening in the world around me’ to a score of 80% by 2022
    4. ‘Teachers allow me to explore topics I find interesting’ to a score of 80% by 2022
    5. ‘I have a teacher who is a positive role model for me’ to a score of 90% by the year 2022
    6. ‘Teachers care about my problems and feelings’ to a score of 95% by 2022

                                   

Baseline:  Student Aspirations Survey Results from November 2016

    1. ‘I am a positive role model for other students: score of 83%
    2. ‘Teachers value my opinions’: score of 90%
    3. ‘My classes help me understand what is happening in the world around me’: score of 77%
    4. ‘Teachers allow me to explore topics I find interesting’: score of 72%
    5. ‘I have a teacher who is a positive role model for me’: score of 88%
    6. ‘Teachers care about my problems and feelings’: score of 95%